Seaside Rec



The only green space in Devonshire ward ... 2.19 Hectares in size.


Comprising of recreational space of a 5 a side football pitch, childrens play equipment a, picnic tables, all weather path, easy access gates and benches to sit and rest.


A 10 minute walk to the sea and a 15 minute walk to the town centre, makes it the ideal spot to stop and play with the children or sit and watch the world go by...





The Friends of Seaside Rec.was formed in April 2014 by local residents with the sole intention of improving and developing the only "Green Space" in the Devonshire Ward. The rec was awarded the Queens Covernant in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee ensuring this only green space is never built on.


As a group we have raised funds by holding annual fun days. The money raised has been used to assist the council to construct an all weather path for disabled access to the park, major improvements to the playground equipment and planting of saplings. There are exciting plans for the future. The rec is well used by the local residents and dog walking community.


We need your help so we can continue to improve and develop these facilities


Thank you for your support and good luck!


Yours sincerely


Mrs Carol Bowman

Timeline to our acheivements...


Fund raising started with our first funday in August 2014, now an annual event with colourful stalls, live music and hot food.


Funday August 2014


Funday August 2015


Planted area (completed 2016)


Bulb planting (completed 2016)


Funday August 2016


Sapling planting 2016


New gates (completed 2017)


All weather path (completed 2017)


Major funding was received from DWBL and match

funded by the council in 2016, for new playpark equipment. which was completed in May 2017


Funday August 2017


Additional notice boards 2107


Additional saplings planted 2017


Addition seating completed May 2018


Funday 2018




The new improved play park area, was choosen by its main users (528 local school children voted by ballot ) on which design they wanted.







Upgrade Seaside Rec (in progress)

New access gates (completed)


New Playpark Equipment (completed)


New Planted Area (part completed)


All Weather Path (completed)


New Toilet Facilities


Café On Site